Mslexia Children's Novel Competition 2012 [Closed]
April 25, 2012
End Date : September 10, 2012
Deadline: September 10, 2012
Eligibility Undergrad Level,Grad Level,Postgrad Level,Non-students
Type of Opportunity Competition/ContestTags
Published OnApril 27, 2012
Mslexia is the magazine for women who write, launched in 1998 and still going strong. As well as our magazine and Writer's Diary, we run annual competitions, including our novel competition. Last year's winner of the adult novel competition, Rosie Garland, has just bagged a six-figure book deal with HarperCollins for her winning book. Could you be this year's winner?
The competition is open to children\'s novels in any genre by previously unpublished women novelists, but it must be for children who are able to read for themselves or for young adults. Crossover fiction (i.e. that aimed at children and adults) is eligible. Nonfiction, and fiction intended for adults is not eligible. To qualify as a novel, your book must total at least 30,000 words.
To enter the competition, send up to 3,000 words – which must be the first 3,000 words of the novel. Any preface is included in your 3,000 words. There is no need to submit a synopsis.
First Prize: £5,000
Juding panel: Malorie Blackman, award-winning children\'s author; Julia Churchill, literary agent specialising in children\'s books for Greenhouse Literary Agency; Julia Eccleshare, children\'s books editor at the Guardian newspaper.
Closing date: 10 September 2012
Entry fee: £25